Community-acquired pneumonia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring admission to the intensive care unit: Risk factors for mortality


ÇİLLİ A., Erdem H., Karakurt Z., Turkan H., Yazicioglu-Mocin O., Adiguzel N., ...More

JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE, vol.28, no.6, pp.975-979, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2013.08.004
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.975-979
  • Keywords: Community-acquired pneumonia, COPD, Intensive care unit, ACUTE RESPIRATORY-FAILURE, PRESSURE SUPPORT VENTILATION, NONINVASIVE VENTILATION, TRACT INFECTIONS, COPD PATIENTS, CORTICOSTEROIDS, OUTCOMES, HYDROCORTISONE, PREDICTORS, INHIBITORS

Abstract

Purpose: The aims of this study are to identify factors predicting mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission and to examine whether noninvasive ventilation treatment reduces mortality.